December 3, 2020
To the Students and Families of Avon’s Class of 2022:
Your PSAT scores will become available on Tuesday, December 8. If you provided an email address when you took the test, you will receive an email from the College Board with instructions on how to see your scores online. If you do not receive an email from the College Board by Wednesday, Dec. 9, or if you did not provide an email address when you took the test, you can still get your scores by checking your account in Scoir or by setting up a College Board account and finding your score report via an access code that is available from the College Counseling Office. Please contact Claudine Meaney firstname.lastname@example.org for that code. We have attached a sample score report to this message to help you interpret your scores. One of the most helpful features of that report is at the end where it provides question-level feedback for the test. Your English teacher will return your score report and your original test book in class after we return from Winter Break.
We strongly encourage you to link your College Board account to Khan Academy. Their program will provide real SAT questions for you based on your right and wrong answers on the PSAT. It is available at no cost to you, and you can choose the time and place when you want to practice.
A note about the scores themselves: the PSAT gives you practice answering the kinds of questions you will see on the SAT. These scores are only early indicators, and students often improve their scores as they progress through school. In addition, standardized test scores are only one dimension of your academic profile. They do not always represent your achievement or your potential as a student accurately.
This year opportunities to take standardized tests have been extremely limited, and test scores have played a diminished role at many colleges and universities. It isn’t worth traveling long distances or risking illness to take the tests. However, because we can not predict the future role that testing will play in college admission, we recommend taking advantage of testing opportunities when it is safe to do so.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about the PSAT or your scores.
The College Counseling Team